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SPIN Webinar – Grassroots Profits from Market Gardening

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Touch the Soil News #486 In today’s world, economics and finding a business model are more important than ever. SPIN Farming is one of the most effective platforms (with lots of peer support) in building a market garden business. Each month they sponsor a Member Meet-Up where they review the finances, economics, marketing, production and work flows of a successful market garden. SPIN stands for small plot intensive – it’s the most effective route to a successful market garden business.   What: A one-hour Webinar featuring Justin Vandenbroeck of Fleet Farming   When: Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time   Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7395569572806299651   Connect…

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SPIN Webinar – Chance to Meet Real Market Gardeners

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Touch the Soil News #439 What: Meet professional SPIN market gardeners Annabel Khouri and Eric Stoffer. They are the owner/operators of Bay Branch Farm in Cleveland, Ohio. When: Friday, July 29, 2016 Time: 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time Zone How to Register: Click on the following link to register ahead of time: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6285720334624546562 Eric and Annabel’s first year’s gross was $4,517 on 5,000 sq. ft. working as a team about 20 hours per week. Since then they have moved, honed their growing skills, developed an impressively varied crop repertoire, and established multiple sales channels.  Now they’ve got 6,500 sq.ft. and a hoop house and are looking to maximize sales. But they…

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SPIN Webinar – Meeting Market Garden Revenue Targets – July 21, 2016

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Touch the Soil News #429 What: Professional market gardeners John Greenwood, Cale Sprister and Sam Gessaman explain how they are meeting their revenue targets at Lil’ City Farms. When: Thursday, July, 21st Time: 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time Zone How to Register: Click on the following link to register ahead of time: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8375919427305192450 Join in to find out if they’ve met their early season targets for: –plantings –harvests –sales We’ll review what changes they are making to their crop plans, pricing and workflow. Plus, we’ll take an in-depth look at how they are building their brands with both online and offline marketing: –sampling –secret discounts –recipes –facebook shop –text alerts –and more….. BYOQ -…

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SPIN Webinar – Building Micro-Greens Into a Full-Time Business – April 26, 2016

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Touch the Soil News #357 What: Professional urban farmer Mary Ackley has built her micro-greens enterprise into a full time business. Ackley joins the SPIN Webinar series as she explains how manage the challenges to economic sustainability. When:  Tuesday, April 26th Time: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time Zone How to Register: Click on the following link to register ahead of time: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/957784952416400129 Join Mary Ackley at the SPIN Webinar Want more information on creating your own market garden business? Look into Backyard Riches Seed to Cash program and join the thousands of others who are building profitable home-based businesses serving the food needs of their local communities. Three different…

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SPIN Webinar – The Nutritionist Market Gardener – Feb. 25, 2016

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Touch the Soil News #311 What: Professional nutritionist Caroline Barrington joins the SPIN Webinar series as she explains how to mesh nutritional science with the successful market garden business plans of SPIN / Seed to Cash. When:  Thursday, February 25, 2016 Time: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time Zone How to Register: Click on the following link to register ahead of time: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4972315209847504652 Want more information on creating your own market garden business? Look into Backyard Riches Seed to Cash program and join the thousands of others who are building profitable home-based businesses serving the food needs of their local communities. Three different guides show you how to achieve a…

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Another SPIN / Seed-to-Cash Webinar

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Touch the Soil News #298 For those of you interested in market gardening and urban farming, these SPIN webinars are invaluable in terms of information, business insights and profitability.   When:  Thursday, February 11   Time: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time Zone   What: Hear the success and expansion plans of veteran SPIN farmer Brianna van de Winjgaard as she explains how she will generate $32,000 from a 10,000 square foot plot.   Link to Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8791850379171964929 Discover how Brianna van de Winjgaard will expand her market garden business Interested in turning your garden into cash like Brianna, and meeting up with others like her? Then purchase  Backyard Riches…

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Shooting for $50,000 Gross off 20,000 Square Feet (1/2 acre) Webinar

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Touch the Soil News #212 The folks at SPIN Farming are hosting another Webinar featuring Adithya Ramachandran of Kaleidoscope Vegetable Gardens. If you are a market gardener or know of someone who wants to be – don’t miss this Webinar.   Date: November 19th – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time Webinar Reservations: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8198689142476943618 Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Make More Money – Special Online Webinar for Market Gardeners

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Touch the Soil News #200 For the average American, who is willing to exert some effort and find a niche as a market gardener, don’t miss this upcoming SPIN Webinar. The potential exists to gross $50,000 on a 1/2 acre plot with minimal expense Thursday October 15, 2pm ET Meet Member David Elias Owner/Operator  Hooligan Farm See how to use SPIN to plan a backyard farming business with a member who is ready to expand his plots and increase his income from $1,500 to $10K. To reserve your seat, click here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/737278991061646338 After losing his union job in 2010, David Elias turned to gardening to feed his family. Soon he was  growing so much that he…

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Emergency Food Preparedness – What Is the Best Approach?

Touch the Soil News #187 Have you ever been to a “Preparedness” conference? They are gaining in popularity and long-term food storage is always a primary theme. One of the hotspots for food storage is the state of Utah. Over 20 food storage companies operate in the state to offer things like one-year food storage kits for family members. One year family food storage packs – which tout to be as good 25 years from now as today – can range in price from $7,000 to $8,000. Depending upon quality and variety, one-year food storage packs for one person can range from $1,200 to $2,500. A few years ago, while…

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Profits Through Small Scale Farming – Two Events Being Offered

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Touch the Soil News # 180 If you’ve ever considered getting into raising food as a career, here are two events that can give you the scoop. Learn from experts and discover low-capital-cost models that make profitable entry possible to most anyone. Get introduced to skills and business techniques important to developing better economics for yourself and community. No previous experience is necessary for either event.   Event #1 What:             Cultivating Profits with Small Scale Farming Conference (in the classroom) When:              Friday, October 16, 2015 – 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Where:            Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina – 1200 Murchison Road Shaw Auditorium in the School of Business…

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